2011 Festival de Cannes announces lineup; includes new films by Takashi Miike, Pedro Almodóvar, Nicolas Winding Refn, and more

by: Chase Whale
April 14th, 2011

Earlier this morning, the 64th Festival de Cannes announced their full 2011 lineup. This is very exciting for GATW, as I will be covering the entire festival, thanks to our sponsor Stella Artois. Back in December we found out Terrence Malick's highly anticipated TREE OF LIFE, along with Lars von Trier's MELANCHOLIA, Wong Kar Wai's THE GRANDMASTERS, Lynne Ramsay's WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, and Paolo Sorrentino's THIS MUST BE THE PLACE will be premiering at the festival; in February, Woody Allen's MIDNIGHT IN PARIS was announced as the festival's opening night film. Everyone has been eagerly waiting the full lineup, and Cannes gave us a little more yesterday with the announcement of Gus Van Sant's RESTLESS.

Festival de Cannes has announced the lineup, and it's rather diverse. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES will be screening Out Of Competition, with Takashi Miike's DEATH OF A SAMURAI, Pedro Almodóvar's LA PIEL QUE HABITO, Nicolas Winding Refn's DRIVE, and others having their premieres in the Main Competition category; Sundance favorite MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE will be screening under the Un Certain Regard category.

Check out the full lineup after the break! And stay tuned - Stella will be sending me to cover exclusive events for your reading/viewing pleasure.

Opening film

Woody Allen: Midnight in Paris (Out of Competition)

Main Competition

Pedro Almodóvar: La Piel que Habito

Bertrand Bonello: L'Apollonide - Souvenirs de la Maison Close

Alain Cavalier: Pater

Joseph Cedar: Hearat Shulayim

Nuri Bilge Ceylan: Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da

Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne: Le Gamin au Vélo

Aki Kaurismäki: Le Havre

Naomi Kawase: Hanezu No Tsuki

Julia Leigh: Sleeping Beauty

Maïwenn Le Besco: Polisse

Terrence Malick: The Tree of Life

Radu Mihaileanu: La Source des Femmes (The Source)

Takashi Miike: Ichemei (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai)

Nanni Moretti: Habemus Papam

Lynne Ramsay: We Need to Talk About Kevin

Markus Schleinzer: Michael

Paolo Sorrentino: This Must be the Place

Lars Von Trier: Melancholia

Nicolas Winding Refn: Drive

Un Certain Regard

Gus Van Sant: Restless

Bakur Bakuradze: The Hunter

Andreas Dresen: Halt auf Freier Strecke

Bruno Dumont: Hors Satan

Sean Durkin: Martha Marcy May Marlene

Robert Guédiguian: Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro

Oliver Hermanus: Skoonheid

Sangsoo Hong: The Day He Arrives

Cristián Jiménez: Bonsái

Eric Khoo: Tatsumi

Ki-duk Kim: Arirang

Nadine Labaki: Et Maintenant On Va Ou?

Catalin Mitulescu: Loverboy

Hong-jin Na: Yellow Sea

Gerardo Naranjo: Miss Bala

Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra: Trabalhar Cansa

Pierre Schoeller: L'exercice de L'etat

Ivan Sen: Toomelah

Joachim Trier: Oslo, August 31

Out of Competition

Xavier Durringer: La Conquête

Jodie Foster: The Beaver

Michel Hazanavicius: The Artist

Rob Marshall: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Midnight Screenings

Peter Ho-Sun Chan: Wu Xia

Everardo Gout: Dias de Gracia

Special Screenings

Frederikke Aspöck: Labrador

Rithy Panh: Le Maître des Forges de L'enfer

Michael Radford: Michel Petrucciani

Christian Rouaud: Tous au Larzac

Source Festival de Cannes

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